Daniele Struppa and Chapman University are preparing to roll out of their latest Specific Plan, the City of Orange document that dictates what development is allowed. Will the roll out be at CU’s State of the University Address on February 23, 2018?
We believe the CU’s application for a 10 year specific plan will be formally submitted to the City March 2018 for a May 2019 vote at City Council. We believe the Specific Plan may include, but not be limited to the following:
- A MASSIVE 20.6% increase in the student cap on the Orange Campus. This will take the population from 8,700 students to 10,500 students.
- Only 50% of the student population living in University owned housing.
- Removing the area East of Center Street from the Specific Plan.
- Conduct a Full EIR with a “Quality of Life” section.
Remember the 1989 original Specific Plan which included regulations and guidelines that addressed not only the University’s current needs for facilities, but also the projected needs for the University’s ultimate buildout over 30 years? The current Specific Plan or the anticipated Specific Plan sure doesn’t appear to be what the City of Orange signed on for in 1989 (year 1989+30 = year 2019).
You can tune in live to CU’s State of the University Address from the comfort of your own home by clicking here to find out if the public announcement will be tomorrow,